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173dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Head's 96, Cummins four-for sets up consolation win

Travis Head fell short of a hundred but his efforts helped guide Australia to a first victory since September after Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins had filleted England's top order

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Head
96(107) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 23 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
0 6 11 6 27 10 10 26
CR Woakes
78(82) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 25 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
5 2 1 7 20 3 7 33

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O10
M2
R24
W4
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AJ Tye
O7.5
M0
R33
W3
Eco4.21
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20 Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35

Match days

26 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew Miller

END OF OVER:
37 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 197/7 | RR: 5.32

  • AJ Tye3 (1b)
  • TD Paine25 (31b)
  • MA Wood9-0-58-1
  • CR Woakes7-0-36-1

8.53pm So, that is the end of that. So, the series moves to Perth for the finale ... and the start of a new era with the WACA put to mothballs and 60,000 people anticipated in the city's new purpose-built stadium. Join us there on Sunday for all the fun of the fair.

Mark: "Aus might like to reflect that they have been rescued by Travis Head. Had he got out for 70 instead of staying almost to the end, they would have lost." Quite possibly. But they didn't. Happy 'Straya Day, y'all!

eddie: "Don't understand Morgan's take on their batting here... Bairstow, Hales and Roy all nicked off chasing wide balls just doing a little bit very early in their innings. That doesn't mean there's too much in the pitch, its just juvenile batting." Indeed. I suspect that one will have some legs in the post-match analysis...

Steve Smith "Nice to get over the line, a pretty ordinary [batting] display... It all happened pretty quickly for a moment there, 5 for 8 you'd take any day."

8.59pm Time for some presentations: "We fought really well to get Australia seven-down, but to be five-down after ten overs and no boundaries in the first 15 really shows how much there was in the wicket," says Eoin Morgan, which is an eyebrow-raising take on England's collapse.

"Having broken into the middle order a few times, if we could have reopened a few cracks..."

Pat Cummins is Man of the Match "I think the wicket here has been brilliant for the last couple of years. Josh is about the best bowler in the world in ODIs, lands it on a dime every time with a bit of movement."

8.52pm James: "Given where they were after 6.2 overs (creek and paddle come to mind) England have done pretty well to make a competitive game of this." It goes to show that their competitive spirit is second to none in this format at present. But their headlong stampede to a batting collapse didn't do them much credit. It was rather the same against South Africa at Lord's this summer...

Charles : "Paine relief!" I see what you've done there

36.6
3
Wood to Tye, 3 runs, drilled down the ground and Australia win by three wickets! They made hard work of a game that they basically had in the bag after 6.2 overs, but they've avoided the whitewash

Jack: "Will be a disgusting choke job if Australia manage to lose this. They're a soft team. "

36.5
1
Wood to Paine, 1 run, spanked out to square leg, can't beat the field, but a comfortable single
36.4
4
Wood to Paine, FOUR runs, swivel-pulled through backward square, and suddenly that pressure, on Australia and Paine himself, has evaporated!
36.3
4
Wood to Paine, FOUR runs, short and wide, that will help no end!
36.2
0
Wood to Paine, no run, a sharp bouncer, and swayed inside the line
36.1
W
Wood to Cummins, 1 run, OUT, full length, clipped down to long-on and there's a huge mix-up! How on earth did that happen? Cummins turned blind for the second, his partner was going nowhere, and rightly so, as the shy came in, Wood gathered and flicked off the bails, and ... well ... jitters! EDIT: There would have been two if Paine had pushed the first one ... he'll know he was at fault

PJ Cummins run out (Curran/Wood) 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st25DA WarnerTM Head
2nd23CL WhiteTM Head
3rd22SPD SmithTM Head
4th42MR MarshTM Head
5th24MP StoinisTM Head
6th44TD PaineTM Head
7th5TD PainePJ Cummins
8th12TD PaineAJ Tye